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Ravenshoe Group Welcomes Greg Cain as Vice President of Retail Packaging, Displays and Promotions

Our hiring of Greg Cain as VP of Retail Packaging, Displays and Promotions is certainly going to shake things up and benefit our clients. For 26 years, Greg was a leader within Whitehall-Robins, Wyeth and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare – the second largest consumer healthcare company in Canada and the fourth...

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The 3 Benefits That CPG’s See With Agile Supply Chain Partners

In today’s global economy, speed to market is a critical factor to success. As manufacturers in every industry are looking for ways to shorten their lead and delivery time to get their products to market, pharma and healthcare companies are doing the same thing. Speed to market is critical… and...

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Why “Shop Local” Works for Healthcare Packaging Too

In March 2013, UK-based Filtrona — a supplier of plastics and fibre products — acquired Contego Healthcare Limited, a manufacturer of cartons, labels and other packaging materials for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. That deal was worth $242 million. In February 2014, Chesapeake, a global supplier of paper-based packaging products...

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The Display Collapsed Like a House of Cards — and I couldn’t help but laugh!

Last week at a local mass merchant while they were loading truckload merchandise, I was browsing the vitamin aisle, and I witnessed something … disturbing. Toward the end of the aisle, there was a large, free-standing cardboard display brandishing a big-name healthcare product. The display was brightly coloured, with large...

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3 Quality Control Tests You Cannot Afford to Skip for Your Healthcare Product Packaging

There is only one way to ensure your product packaging is effective: Take the quality of your packaging as seriously as you take the quality of your product. The packaging of your healthcare or pharmaceutical CPG product affects the stability, protection, presentation and convenience of your product from the moment...

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A Co-Packer Nearly Cost This Healthcare Company Their Shelf Space in Canada: How You Can Avoid the Same Fate

Picture this. You’re in charge of a new initiative to sell your company’s biggest non-prescription pharmaceutical product in Canada. You’ve done all the heavy lifting. You’ve ensured your product is cleared by Health Canada, the department of the Canadian government responsible for national public health. Your labelling and blister packaging...

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3 Things Your Co-Packer May Not Know About Canadian Pharmaceutical Packaging Regulations

How do leading healthcare and pharmaceutical brands find co-packers that help them achieve faster turnaround time and speed to market? According to a recap of a panel discussion moderated by Nulogy CEO Jason Tham at the Healthcare Packaging Expo, cost savings and GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certification most often...

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